5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 27 January 2011
As someone who has read - and been disappointed by - too much badly written and clichéd "illiterotica" (sorry!), I'm thrilled to say that Please, Sir is indeed pleasing on every level. It's clear that the editor, Rachel Kramer Bussel, has not only a keen eye for language and literature born of an accomplished career, but also a genuine love of and feel for the subject matter. I can't fault the selection of stories - seriously sexy but sauced with humour, original settings and engaging characters, and all by authors who are clearly au fait with the genre (or at least have a well-honed instinct for turning the reader on!) Within the broader subject of female submission, there's something to appeal to everyone - from fetishes to dark takes on everyday scenarios, and plenty of twist endings that make one smile rather than groan! My top picks would include Emerald's Power Over Power, set in a martial arts class, and A Maze And Grace, by the always-brilliant Elizabeth Coldwell.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 1 August 2010
Between 10 and 20 pages : this is all the writers of this anthology are given. A handful of lines to create entire universes, believable characters, personal relationships and, above all, stimulating erotica. No small feat. Almost an impossible task.
Yet, all the authors succeed. Each and every single one of them conjures up a little universe in which all kinds of fun are allowed.
Submission and its numerous pleasures are narrated with such scrumptious enthusiasm and in so many luscious styles that even a true Stoic would find it hard not get a little hot under the BDSM collar (did togas have collars, BDSM or otherwise ?)
So why resist ? Yield to the writers' siren songs. I solemnly swear you will get satisfaction...